Latest satellite imagery shows plenty of clouds to our north as big changes are set to arrive later tonight and Sunday to Northern Colorado. Ahead of these changes, clear skies, dry air, and westerly winds – all combining for yet another day of extreme fire danger across much of the state, including for the East Troublesome Fire and Cameron Peak Fire where we've already seen winds gusting to 40 mph today.
Yes, we'll be talking snow in today's update, but first... another day and half of windy weather, low humidities, and high fire danger to work through before the change arrives. Conditions will be especially dangerous for fire activity across the mountains on Saturday, with the SPC including much of the state in its Elevated Fire Weather outlook for tomorrow. A Red Flag Warning goes into effect tonight for the northern Front Range mountains, and continues through 7pm Saturday. This includes th
As we discussed in last night's update , the East Troublesome Fire grew substantially yesterday, with an estimated growth at 6,000 acres an hour at times yesterday evening according to the Grand County Sheriff. Today the fire is estimated at just 5% contained. > Latest satellite info shows increased fire intensity on the #EastTroubleso
The East Troublesome Fire continues to grow at a rapid pace this evening, and is now forcing the immediate evacuation of portions of Grand Lake and surrounding areas. According to the National Weather Service in Boulder the fire has been reported as close as Columbine Lake on the town's west side. Latest imagery would confirm that the fire is quickly approaching Grand Lake if not already impacting it directly. This is a quickl
The Cal Wood Fire northwest of Boulder has forced the mandatory evacuation of Jamestown today as yet another fire burns out of control in Colorado's Front Range mountains. Latest reports indicate that U.S.36 north of Boulder has now been closed, with flames approaching or even moving east of the highway. For a list of road closures and evacuation orders for this fire follow Boulder OEM here: https://twitter.com/BoulderOEM. You can find a map of evacuation and pre-evacuation areas here: https: